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Photo#385825
Small black walking fly - Periscepsia

Small black walking fly - Periscepsia
Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA
April 13, 2010
Small black fly. The wings bear some dark markings. The legs seem to have lots of joints.

This one seems unusual for its behavior. It walks very quickly on the ground up and down grass and bits of vegetation seeming to be searching for prey.

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ID
This is a Tachinid.

 
Thanks, Andy
Actually this may be the same type as one that I submitted earlier. I hadn't been able to find it until now. It was ID'd as Genus Periscepsia. I'll bet they are the same!


This is the other one:


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